Kaitlyn McDonald

Counselor, LMHC, ATR

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Kaitlyn McDonald

Counselor, LMHC, ATR

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

North Dakota Avenue
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 993-7893
Offers online therapy

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About

Hello, I first want to welcome you to your journey of healing! I believe that every individual has the ability and power to heal and grow. I take a collaborative approach working with the client to achieve their own goals in therapy. The client is the expert of their own life. I see myself as a tool to navigate and empower my clients to make changes. I aim to assist you in understanding your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they relate to your current struggles and challenges. Learning how to process and experience emotions in a healthy environment allows you to have improved connections through your relationships.
For my professional practice, I have worked with a wide range of individuals' needs and presented issues that would be considered a generalist practitioner. My experience has been working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief, addiction, eating disorders, stress, and dysfunctional family systems.
As a clinician, I am always wanting to learn and grow. Some of the training I have been so lucky to be part of is American Art Therapy Conference (AATA), Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT), Associate Partner Trauma Therapist (APTT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Trauma Focused (CBT-TF). Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Wellmark BCBS
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: Iowa / 088396
  • School: Emporia State University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Register Art Therapist (ATR).

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 22-055 Registered Art Therapist, Art Therapy Credentials Board, INC.
  • Degree: Emporia State University / Master of Science, Art Therapy
  • Year graduated: 2017

Kaitlyn McDonald's Groups

Ames Creative Healing Counseling, PLC

Create a space where the individuals, families, and the community can grow to practice acceptance, respect, inclusion, empowerment, and authenticity. Ames Creative Healing Counseling uses these core values to drive our work. Everyone has the right to mental health care. Respect towards the individual needs in therapy and their path towards healing. Inclusion of all sexuality, race, gender, religion, and views. Empowerment to make informed choices for their treatment. Therapy should foster an atmosphere of authenticity between a therapist and client to achieve therapy goals.

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Location

North Dakota Avenue
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 993-7893
Offers online therapy

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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 4 Mar 2022
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Kaitlyn McDonald

Counselor, LMHC, ATR